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Science, voyages and encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850

Author: Bronwen Douglas
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2013
Series: Palgrave studies in Pacific history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning four centuries and vast space, this book combines the global history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands). Douglas shows how prevailing concepts of human difference, or race, influenced travellers' approaches to encounters. Yet their presuppositions were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwen Douglas
ISBN: 1137305886 9781137305886
OCLC Number: 860943905
Description: xx, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Indigenous Presence to the Science of Race --
Part I: 'Indians', 'Negroes', & 'Savages' in Terra Australis --
1. Before Races: Barbarity, Civility, and Salvation in the Mar del Sur. Voyages of the Portuguese, Spanish, & Dutch 1511-1616 --
2. Towards Races: Ambivalent Encounters in the South Seas. Voyages of the British & French, 1577-1794 --
3. Seeing Races: Confronting 'Savages' in Terra Australis. Voyages of Flinders & Baudin, 1795-1803 --
Part II: Race, Classification, & Encounters in Océanie --
4. Meeting Agency: Islanders, Voyagers, and Races in the Mer du Sud. Voyage of Duperrey, 1822-1825 --
5. Races in the Field: Encounters and Taxonomy in the Grand Ocean. Voyages of Freycinet 1817-1820 & Dumont d'Urville, 1826-1829 --
6. Raciology in Action: Phrenology, Polygenism, and Agency in Océanie. Voyage of Dumont d'Urville, 1837-1840 --
Conclusion: Race in 1850/Oceania in 1850.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in Pacific history.
Responsibility: Bronwen Douglas, adjunct senior fellow, the Australian National University.

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